The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have officially suspended their strike after close to three weeks of industrial strike which started on 2nd August, 2021.
After demanding for better condition of service, UTAG and government have agreed on a road map and they have come to a consensus agreement to negotiate leading to the official suspension of the strike.
In an official release signed by UTAG President Prof Charles Marfo and National Secretary, Dr Eric K. K. Abavare which was cited by Ghanaontheglobe.com, the leadership has officially suspended the strike with immediate effect.
The letter states,
“A Government team, represented by the Ministries of Employment and Labour Relations and Education, on one part and UTAG, represented by the National Officers and Presidents or their representatives of the various branches, on the other part met on Wednesday, 18th August 2021 to deliberate on the present strike action by UTAG and the way forward.
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“At the meeting, both parties agreed to a roadmap to complete all issues related to the negotiations on the conditions of service of UTAG members within one (1) month from the week beginning 23 August 2021. It is our hope that the roadmap agreed to by the parties, which was an important condition for the suspension of the strike action, in addition to NLC’s withdrawal of the legal suits against UTAG, will be strictly followed by the Government side of the negotiations.
“In view of this development, we write on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG and in consultation with members to announce the SUSPENSION of the withdrawal of teaching and related
activities by members with immediate effect to pave way for the negotiations to commence. We urge all members to have faith in leadership as we work to improve our conditions of service. All members are, therefore, admonished to comply with this directive and act accordingly.”
Below is the release;